Friday, January 11, 2013

Having fun

I am having the most fun making this quilt top:

It is made up of dolls cut from a panel and some old hexagon flowers that I made back in the 90's, when my children were small.  The more I work on this quilt top, the more I'm loving my Brother sewing machine, which is now almost two years old.  

Another fun thing for me is looking for thrifty quilt fabric.  I found these two 100% cotton pillowcases at Goodwill yesterday for 50 cents each.  I figure I have approx. a yard of pretty fabric for $1.  (oh yeah, the white fabric for the quilt top above, is also a cotton thrift store sheet)

And look at this little fun thing that's joined our family.   Chandler is almost 6 months old and such a sweet baby.  We teased his parents that this child would be a terror, because his big brother was such a good baby.  But guess what?  This one is even sweeter....if that is possible!!  Full of smiles and such a good boy!

And Chandler had fun rubbing Papa's 'retirement' beard.  I mentioned before that my husband retired from his 'real' job back in November.  As a law enforcement officer, he was required to have short hair and a shaved face, all the time.  (when I married him, he had a beard)  Of course, the first thing he did after retirement, was grow his beard back out.  It's a lot whiter than it was before and what hair is left, is also a lot 'lighter' in color.  :))  He is so much busier now that ever before, and claims he hasn't had time to get a haircut...I think he's had one haircut since he retired!  We definitely have to sneak that one in on his calendar, soon.

*It's only Jan. 11, but so far,  my secret new years resolutions are coming along pretty well.  How about you?

Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 * Happy New Year * 2013

It's been over a month since my last post, mainly because I didn't have anything to 'brag' about. :))

We had a great Christmas and a very happy new year (watching the ball drop from our couch) and 2013 is here. Of course, I have goals and resolutions, but I am not brave enough to post them. I'll keep them to myself, because we all know how resolutions go...

Underground Railroad Quilt
Since it is 2013, I will share my almost completed quilt top that I started last year this time.  (I have since added the border, not seen in this photo) This was definitely an on again, off again project, using Eleanor Burn's pattern for "The Underground Railroad".  Her instructions are so easy to follow and I may use a few of these blocks again one day in a different project. 
I'm excited to have this quilt top finished and hope to finish up another one that is on my 'to do' list, before I start something new.  Yes, I already have the fabric for the 'something new' project.  :))
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and here's looking forward to a very happy New Year for all of us!